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BlackBerry Jam Austin Attendees Share Some Thoughts About BlackBerry 10

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We’re just wrapping up some video here from the BlackBerry Jam Tour that came through Austin, Texas. I had the chance to chat with some of the attendees at the show and get a feeling for what they like about BlackBerry 10 as well as a little about where they’re coming from. There’s a long road to BlackBerry 10 and RIM is making good of the time by visiting developers and seeding them with devices. Hopefully we’ll see some innovative apps by the time the first smartphones launch. Check out the two videos below.
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Showing Off BlackBerry 10 Sample Apps from BlackBerry Jam Austin

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The BlackBerry Jam World Tour stopped by Austin, Texas, and Rashid of RIM took the time to demo some of the developer sample apps available for BlackBerry 10. These apps aren’t meant for consumers, but are meant as building blocks, tutorials and starting points for developers. For example, an app that showcases the physics of blowing away objects could be used as a simple animation for a menu screen. All of these applications can be made using public tools for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device or simulator. Check out some sample apps below.
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Third Party BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Extended Battery Pack Coming Soon

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Owners of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are no doubt pleased by their devices’ performance and screen brightness, but disappointed about battery life. Like a sports car that can only go 50 miles, these models always needed an early-evening charge if they hoped to make it through the day. Just like extended Bold battery packs in the past, they exchange about an extra half-inch of device width for extreme battery capacity: a whopping 3000mAh.
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Hexage Plans to Bring 7 Games to the BlackBerry 10 Platform

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Hexage has announced that they will be bringing a catalogue of 7 games to BlackBerry 10 and the Playbook. They currently have 2 great games out for Playbook, a free tower defence game called Radiant Defense and a $1.99 space shooter called Radiant.
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Free Junk Call Blocker for BlackBerry Updated

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S4BB Limited has updated their popular free Junk Call Blocker application for BlackBerry. This app will block any unwanted incoming call. Besides blocking junk calls, the user can also add their own numbers to the blacklist. There’s also a whitelist so that you can be sure your important contacts’ calls go through.
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Photo Studio Update Brings Free Image Editing to BlackBerry Smartphones and Playbook

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Photo Studio by KVADGroup is a free image editing suite for BlackBerry Playbook and phones running BlackBerry OS 5 and above. The simple yet powerful image editing tools, effects and filters are great for the mobile and the update to version 0.9.9 adds a number of new features. Photo Studio also has a cool social layer that allows you to share the images you create over BBM.
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